Welcome To I-SEC

The information security group



The information security group (I-Sec), within the ISI research institute

Applied research in the domains of:

  • Internet of things
  • Connected (autonomous) vehicles
  • Smart Cities and infrastructure

With a strong focus on Cyber Security:

  • Risk assessment
  • Threat identification
  • Anomaly detection
  • Privacy preservation
  • Usability in security and privacy
  • Mitigation advisory

The group aims to translate the complex nature of Cyber Security into an easily comprehensible way to understand, monitor and control the risks of employing current and future technologies. With a strong commitment to co-designed solutions with the potential end-users, we research new ways on how to expose and present the raised implications on privacy, risk, security and safety.

  • 'Information Science Institute'

    Research institute ISI

    The Information Science Institute has established strong collaborations with multidisciplinary research teams from different faculties (Medicine, Psychology, Science, Society Sciences) and has an extensive national and international network that includes many academic institutions, public administrations, creativity and innovation consultants, think tanks and services providers. ISI is located at the Intrafaculty Computer Science Centre CUI (Batelle campus).

  • Geneva School of Economics and Management

    Business School of the University of Geneva GSEM

    The Geneva School of Economics and Management is committed to a broad-based, multidisciplinary approach to the sciences of economics and management. The GSEM will ensure that the University of Geneva receives the recognition it deserves in this domain.

  • University of Geneva

    Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’500 students of more than 150 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.


Niels A. Nijdam

MER, Lab director

Anastasija Collen

Senior researcher, Lab co-director

Maher Ben Moussa

Senior researcher, ISI project manager

Benedetto M. Serinelli

PhD candidate

Meriem Benyahya

PhD candidate

Teri Lenard

PhD candidate

Akram Mohammed

Postdoctoral Researcher



H2020 Project (May 2017-Apr 2020)

GHOST envisions a transparent cybersecurity environment by developing a user-friendly application to improve security and privacy in a Digital Home connected to Internet of Things (IoT), using the most advanced technologies available for this purpose.


H2020 Project (May 2018-Apr 2022)

AVENUE aims to design and carry out full scale demonstrations of urban transport automation by deploying, for the first time worldwide, fleets of autonomous mini-buses.


H2020 Project (May 2019-Apr 2022)

nIoVe aims to deploy a novel multi-layered interoperable cybersecurity solution for the IoV to share cyber threat intelligence, synchronise and coordinate cybersecurity strategies, response and recovery activities.


H2020 Project (Jan 2018-Dec 2022)

SHOW aims to estimate and evaluate the role of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in making urban transport more effective, sustainable and user friendly.


GHOST-Safe-Guarding Home IoT Environments with Personalised Real-time Risk Control


Using Blockchains to Strengthen the Security of Internet of Things


Towards Reliable Integrity in Blacklisting: Facing Malicious IPs in GHOST Smart Contracts


Implementing a Forms of Consent Smart Contract on an IoT-based Blockchain to promote user trust


A Study on Security and Privacy Guidelines, Countermeasures, Threats: IoT Data at Rest Perspective


Towards Automated Threat-based Risk Assessment for Cyber Security in Smarthomes


From Internet of Threats to Internet of Things: A Cyber Security Architecture for Smart Homes


Training Guidance with KDD Cup 1999 and NSL-KDD Data Sets of ANIDINR: Anomaly-Based Network Intrusion Detection System


A Blockchain Solution for Enhancing Cybersecurity Defence of IoT


On the analysis of open source datasets: validating IDS implementation for well-known and zero day attack detection


Can I Sleep Safely in My Smarthome? A Novel Framework on Automating Dynamic Risk Assessment in IoT Environments


The Interface of Privacy and Data Security in Automated City Shuttles: The GDPR Analysis


Our partners

We are working in close collaboration with:


April 2021

Automated city shuttle: Let’s have a ride in Europe streets!

March 2021

Who are the actors in a typical cybersecurity scenario?

February 2021

Security by password authentication – do you remember them all?

January 2021

GHOST on top of the EU Cybersecurity Act

Contact Us

Battelle, Bâtiment A
Route de Drize 7
CH-1227 Carouge

Niels.Nijdam [at] Unige.CH